Title: The International Adjudication Project in Latin America: Origins and Operation
PhD Supervisor & 2nd reader: Nico Krisch and Fuad Zarbiyev
Expected completion date: 2022
Justina Uriburu is a PhD Candidate at the International Law Department. She is the main doctoral researcher at the SNF-funded project ‘Diversity on the International Bench: Building Legitimacy for International Courts and Tribunals’. During the first two years of her PhD, she was a Teaching Assistant at the LLM in International Law of the Graduate Institute.
Justina completed her law degree at Torcuato Di Tella University (UTDT) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and obtained an LLM in International Law at University College London supported by a Chevening Scholarship. Upon graduation, she was appointed as Law Clerk at the Office of the Attorney General. Here, she first worked for the Office of Crimes Against Humanity on the domestic prosecution of international crimes committed during Argentina’s military dictatorship. She then served as Law Clerk to the Attorney-General of Argentina, a role that entailed providing advice on matters of international and constitutional law in cases litigated before the Supreme Court. Before moving to Geneva, Justina was also a Lecturer at UTDT, where she taught international law in the Law degree program and MSc in International Relations. Previously she was also a Teaching Fellow at UTDT and coached the university’s team for the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Justina is a Chevening and a Fulbright scholar, and has received the Academic Excellence Award granted by the Buenos Aires Bar Association. She is also part of the editorial collective of the Latin American Journal of International Law (Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional).
- History of international law
- International Adjudication
Academic Work Experience
Teaching Assistant at the LLM in International Law of the Graduate Institute
Guest Lecturer, Public International Law, Law degree (School of Law), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2020, 2021)
Lecturer, Public International Law, MSc in International Relations (School of Political Science and International Studies), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2017–2018).
Lecturer, Public International Law, Law degree (School of Law), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2017).
Coach, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2014–2015).
Teaching Fellow, Criminal Law, Law degree (School of Law), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2014).
Teaching Fellow, Public International Law, Law degree (School of Law), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (2011–2014).
Research Assistant at the Graduate Institute’s Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy on the SNF project ‘Diversity on the International Bench: Building Legitimacy for International Courts and Tribunals’
Research Assistant, Honorary Professor Georges Abi-Saab (2021)
Relevant Publications and Works
1. ‘Modest International Law: COVID-19, International Legal Responses, and Depoliticization’ (2020) 114 American Journal of International Law 687 (with Francisco-José Quintana).
1. ‘The Pact of Bogotá (1948)’ entry in Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford University Press 2021) (with Eduardo Valencia Ospina).
2. ‘International Criminal Law’ in Liliana Obregón, Laura Betancur-Restrepo and Juan M. Amaya-Castro, The Oxford Handbook on International Law and the Americas (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) (with Francisco-José Quintana).
3. ‘Artículo 110’ (Article 110) in Roberto Gargarella and Sebastián Guidi, Constitución de la Nación Argentina Comentada (Annotated Constitution of Argentina) (Thomson Reuters 2019) (with Francisco José Quintana).
1. ‘Between Elitist Conversations and Local Clusters: How Should we Address English-centrism in International Law?’ (Opinio Juris, 11 November 2020).
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
- Albert Gallatin Award granted by the University of Virginia and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2021).
- Full scholarship to pursue the Ph.D. in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2018–).
- Fulbright Scholar, ‘International Seminar for Young Leaders’ (2017).
- Chevening Scholarship Award granted by the British Council (2015–2016).
- Teaching Grant awarded by Torcuato Di Tella University (2011–2013).
- Award for Academic Excellence granted by the Bar Association of Buenos Aires (2011).